Category Archives: Book Reviews

Fish Won’t Let Me Sleep

Fish Won't Let Me Sleep

Jim Babb had we worried in the first few chapters of his book, Fish Won’t Let Me Sleep, as he wrote about his obsession with Atlantic salmon, “the fish of 10,000 casts.” I know, I know. Atlantic salmon are so hard to catch that the common description is “the fish of 1,000 casts.” For Babb, […]

Everything you want to know about vernal pools and estuaries – in wonderful childrens’ books

The Secret Bay by Kimberly Ridley

The Secret Pool and The Secret Bay by Kimberly Ridley are cleverly written and beautifully illustrated books, with poetic stories that appeal to younger kids, factual sidebars for older kids, and additional information that is both interesting and informative. The Secret Pool, which won many awards, was published by Tilbury House in Thomaston in 2013. […]

Widow-Maker will keep you up at night!

Widow-Maker by Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is an awesome story teller, and no more so than in his new novel, Widow-Maker. And all of his novels have a bit more interest for those of us who love the outdoors, because his main character, Mike Bowditch, is a Maine game warden. Somehow Paul, former editor of Down East magazine, has […]